Oregon’s Week 1 Elite Performers: By Jordan Johnson

(AJ Glass ran behind kids like Kirkland and Brenner all night Friday in routing Mcminnville)

Marqueese Royster- (6-1 255 Jr. DE Lakeridge) The junior D end absolutely went off against one of Washington’s top programs in Eastlake recording 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 pass deflection, and a fumble recovery in Lakeridge’s 41-27 win

Thomas Tyner- (6-0 210 Sr. RB Aloha ) One of the nation’s top RB’s had 250 all purpose yards (216 rushing-10 carries, 34 receiving-2 catches and 5 Tds on only 12 touches) , all coming in the first half..If he stays healthy the Warriors will be tough for anybody to beat

Nick Schoebel – (5-7 185 Sr. RB Centennial) The senior RB went off against the Generals from Grant rushing for 377 yards on 33 carries and 5 Tds.. Centennial got a big win against the PIL favorite to start the season

Nate Halverson- (5-11 175 Sr. WR Grant) The Grant superstar who is committed to SMU had 12 receptions for 244 yards and 3 Tds, while also returning a kick 82 yards in the 49-42 loss..

Reilley Hennessey/Nate Beasley- SW Wash’s Junior QB Hennessey looked phenomenal throwing for 426 yards and 4 Tds on 25/34 passing while teammate Beasley rushed for 5 Tds against Oregon City in the 63-20 win

Eric Dungey- (6-4 185 So. QB Lakeridge) The Lakeridge QB accounted for 2 rushing and 2 passing Tds while helping his Pacers to a 41-27 win over Eastlake…The combination of Legendary Head Coach Tom Smythe and Dungey is lethal with 3 more seasons together. He will be a special player

AJ Glass – (6-1 195 Sr. RB Jesuit) The Metro League favorite for Conference and maybe State Player of the Year rushed 23 times for 324 yards and 6 Tds helping Jesuit pound McMinnville 63-21

Josh Harper – (6-5 195 Sr. WR Marist) Last years 5a sack leader hauled in 3 Td receptions from QB Kamerun Smith as his Marist team went in to Bend and got an impressive win 41-20 win

Jake Lacoste- (5-11 185 Jr. RB West Albany) NEI’s #1 ranked Jr. RB went off and accounted for 340 yards and 7 Tds on 29 carries against Pendleton 62-35..LaCoste returns after breaking Oregon’s single game rushing record with 508 yards against Silverton last year

Sam Riddle- (6-2 185 Sr. QB Century) The Jaguar QB had a fabulous debut throwing for 5 Tds (2 to Vance Hamilton) and rushing for another 61 yd score as Century showed that they are a team to be reckoned with beating Lincoln 62-35

Jordan Morgan- (6-2 190 Jr. WR Southridge) NEI’s #1 ranked junior WR had 5 receptions for 191 yds, and 2 Tds as the Skyhawks almost pulled off the upset of #2 ranked Sheldon down in Eugene. Morgan looked phenomenal against elite competition

Connor/Kellen Strahm (6-1 220 Sr. ATH, 6-0 165 So. DB Sheldon) The reigning conference player of the year and his sophomore brother put on a show against a very talented Skyhawk team in the comeback win. Connor went for 228 All Purpose yards literally putting the team on his back and doing a little bit of everything… Kellen got his first varsity pick which he ended up returning to the house for a Td in the 35-28 victory.

Tyler Reid- (5-9 180 Jr. RB Churchill) Junior RB Reid is ranked as one of our top athletes in OR and he showed why going for 412 all purpose yards (259 rushing, 132 return, 21 receiving) and 7 Tds against 6a S.Eugene

Aloha Defense- Aloha’s defense lead by Mike Kluge put the clamps down on a Thurston team that knocked them out of last years state playoffs pitching a shutout against the Colts

Tanner Shipley- (6-2 185 Sr. WR Wilsonville) Maybe the leading candidate for class 5a Offensive Player of the Year honors rushed for 244 yards, and 3 Tds on 22 carries

Dan Sherrell – The junior tailback helped the Cavs squeak out a win at Grants Pass by rushing 30 times for 205 yards and a TD.. GP isn’t a top team but its a hostile environment so the win’s big

Dallin Leavitt/Aidan Wilder/Chase Cole- Wilder was 9/18 for 215 yds, 1 Td and 0 Int’s, while Leavitt hade 1 TD and 1 INT, and Cole was all over the field scoring a TD on a botched punt…These three together showed outstanding leadership against a tough Skyview team.